Amtrak #5, The California Zephyr, passes through Soda Springs, California, as it begins its long decent down Donner Pass. At this point the train is over 6000' in altitude, and the end of ... (more)
Amtrak P42s 186 and 60 hustle eastbound train #6, The California Zephyr, through the skiing community of Soda Springs, near the summit of Donner Pass. The train is already just over an hou... (more)
While I was waiting for the rotaries to show up the spreader came along and shoved snow onto the #2 track for the rotary to send over the bank.
I cross country skied west from the Soda Springs railroad crossing about 1/2 mile to get this shot.
The grime from passing thru SP's Donner Pass tunnels is showing on #4449 as it is approaching Soda Springs (just West of Norden) on its way East to meet the rest of the American Freedom Train. Jun... (more)
A set of private cars tag along on the rear of #6. What a view they must have!
Last train of the day before the sun was completely gone. I waited 3 hours in the cold & wind for this train to make it to Soda Springs, even with 5 mid train helpers he could only creep at 4-8MPH... (more)
Just enough power to pull these single stacks over the hill.
Number 5 races it's way toward Roseville.
Number 5 heads toward Roseville, tomorrow this train will head back with a set of private cars on the rear.
Finally caught a heritage unit leading.
Great scenery....filthy lead unit. Oh well...love that snow.
The flanger works Eastbound on the #1 track.
With the sun peeking out, light snow falls as the flanger heads back to Roseville.